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|10-13-2012 08:12 AM|
|pokymon||I replaced Polk R30's with CS21. Sound is awesome, Polk sucks. I should have jumped on FS51. Now, the sale is over.|
|10-10-2012 07:23 PM|
|10-08-2012 07:07 PM|
Hey guys, I was wondering how these floorstanding speakers would be on an vintage receiver. I have a Harman Kardon 330c. About 45 wpc.
I really want to pull the trigger on these things before the sale goes away tonight, but I dont want to destroy any gear. Thanks you guys.
|10-05-2012 02:06 PM|
|JoeLink||Ah, should have elaborated. I have a pair of the SP-FS51 floor standing speakers. Listening to some Luke Bryan right now with a smile on my face|
|10-05-2012 11:56 AM|
|10-05-2012 02:52 AM|
|10-04-2012 09:53 PM|
|JoeLink||Thanks for the heads up! Is the power supply really that cheap, made by/for Vonage? Luckily I live in a condo and don't need to blast the music to fill the space.|
|10-04-2012 09:07 PM|
|10-04-2012 08:06 PM|
|JoeLink||So I just received the amp I'm using to run these. As someone recommended earlier, it's a Lepai TA2020, purchased from Amazon for around $20. It has a set of RCA inputs which I'll hook up to my HTPC and a 3.5" jack I'll run a cable to so we can connect our devices (or the devices of guests, party or whatever) if we'd like. I just hooked everything up with high quality cable and I honestly can't believe how good this sounds. This is a perfect setup for anyone wanting to avoid the bulk of an actual receiver for a 2.0 system , or the expense for that matter.|
|10-04-2012 03:28 PM|
|10-04-2012 03:27 PM|
|TonyF666||Anyone know if this center channel speaker SP-C21 is wall mountable?|
|09-27-2012 02:57 PM|
I didn't grab the [widely panned] sub and am using a sub I had. To a large extent, my previous comments were spot on. They're a little empty, just lacking on the low end, but very clear. I've spent way too much time on music, movies, gaming, etc. Just trying everything.
Classical music, old blues, stuff with a lot of midrange really is quite reasonable. Subtle details come out, sometimes it's downright pretty. Similarly with the soundstage on movies - not bad. Not bad at all. The center rocks.
Actually, that center rocks. Although it's not designed that way, like a previous poster I almost wish I had just bought 3 centers instead of a center and the surrounds. Visually it doesn't look like much, and auditioning it at Best Buy wasn't at all clear, but here in a controlled environment that center takes the surrounds out behind the woodshed and shows 'em what for. Big fan of the center.
The towers are Fair 'n Balanced, in the Fox News sense. It sounds really good & polished, everything is pro, but you suspect something's being left out. Here though I am spoiled by my personal mains. I put in Lord of the Rings: Two Towers in DTS and ooh boy... ok, that didn't suck! I was going to do a 5 minute audio test and lost 2 hours watching a movie.
So towers rock. Center definitely rocks. Only thing missing is everything under X hZ. They definitely need a clean, powerful sub, and actually 2 subs might go better. Surrounds are ok. If you're big into home theatre, surrounds are probably fine, but for the musically inclined, they're pretty thin.
At the [SD] price, no complaints. In my case, criteria was a second soundstage for the family movie night, and this they do, in spades. Not done tweaking either so there may well be more to be had from them once I start balancing them specifically for the room.
Final word: SD post was hot. Could use a lead on a pair of crisp subs to go with.
|09-27-2012 02:23 PM|
All these guys make receivers ranging from bare bones to epics that cost several thousand dollars. For just the towers, you don't honestly need much of anything. These are a tad thirsty power-wise, so if you can I'd get at least get 60-80 watts, which isn't hard. I'd avoid craigslist because quality is -all- over the map and requires expertise. The SD crowd can probably find you something good; just stick to GuitsBoy's short list unless you know otherwise.
One other big thing: as someone else also covered, these are modern home theater speakers that expect that you have a sub-woofer, a dedicated (nowadays) self-powered speaker for the lower frequencies. I'll skip the speech, but you will want a sub. It's the heart of movies, music, recording - it's the happy sauce. Having no sub with these speakers is like learning to paint blind; you'll know you're missing something.
Don't stress. You'll like the towers, and on the plus side, if you're used to laptop speakers.... wow, ... you're in for a Hell of an upgrade!
|09-26-2012 11:56 AM|
|09-26-2012 11:39 AM|
I got this as a temporary solution while waiting for Denon AVR-2112ci to go on sale.
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